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Recently picked up a HP Stream 13, 99% of the built-in hard drive is used by Win 10.  I'd like to create a bootable USB (64Gigs)  and run Win10 from that.

How can I accomplish that? The MS Media creation tool (one that you use to create a ISO) needs 8 gigs of free space on the hard drive - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

So I'm stuck, without at least being able to boot off a USB the computer is a brick.

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Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

Sorry, but the ONLY version of Win10 that will run on a USB is Enterprise -- and that is not available to the public for purchase.

 

You don't need a Win10 PC to use the Win10 Media Creation tool -- any PC running Windows that has enough disk space to hold the working files will do.

 

As to the Stream's disk being nearly full, here a some threads from the community Win10 forums about things you can do to free up some disk space:

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.html

http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/

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Hi,


"HP Stream 13, 99% of the built-in hard drive is used by Win 10"

Do a disk cleanup using this: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-open-use-disk-cleanup-windows-10-a.html


"The MS Media creation tool (one that you use to create a ISO) needs 8 gigs of free space on the hard drive - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10"

Media creation tool formats whole drive and clean install Windows 10. Your hard drive already had 32gb capacity, so this would not be an issue.


"I'd like to create a bootable USB (64Gigs) and run Win10 from that.
How can I accomplish that?"

See these:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/plan/windows-to-go-overview

Non enterprise version: https://www.howtogeek.com/196817/how-to-create-a-windows-to-go-usb-drive-without-the-enterprise-edit...

How to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48127


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